June 11, 2021
The U.S. ambassador to Brazil, known for his friendly ties with President Jair Bolsonaro, has tendered his resignation after just over a year in office and will leave the diplomatic service, he announced in a statement Thursday.
Ambassador Todd Chapman said he wrote to President Joe Biden on Wednesday to inform him of his decision and that he would be moving to Denver to be close to his children and seek other career opportunities.
Minha wife Janetta and the USA we serve the USA together in other countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia. As a diplomat, he worked for six presidents, three Republicans and three Democrats. (2/6)
– Ambassador Todd Chapman (@USAmbBR) June 10, 2021
On the social network of Twitter, Chapman wrote several messages in Portuguese where he describes his feelings: “With mixed emotions, I wrote yesterday to @POTUS (president Joe Biden) to inform my decision to retire from public service after a career of 30 years for positive personal reasons ”.
With information from Voice of America